Scanning Public Records: Laying the Groundwork Workshop

This announcement comes from the Government Records Branch:

As a result of increased demand for attendance at the Scanning Public Records: Laying the Groundwork Workshop offered by the Government Records Branch, we have decided to add an extra session of this workshop on November 15, 2011 from 1:30 to 4:00. The workshop will be held at the State Records Center located at 215 N. Blount St., Raleigh, NC. As this is an additional offering and is not listed on the Government Records Branch web page for the schedule of State Agency Workshops, registration will be by phone only. Please call Gail Elliott at (919) 807-7350 to personally register for the workshop.

Below is the description of the Scanning workshop:

Scanning Public Records: Laying the Groundwork
Many state agencies are considering scanning as an option to reduce storage costs and to “go paperless.” This introductory workshop provides the guidance you will need to get started, while ensuring you are in compliance with public records laws. Topics covered include legal issues relating to scanned images and creating trustworthy records, and technical aspects of digital imaging. This presentation will also provide you with questions to consider, including “Is scanning the right option for my office?”, “What is the difference between a JPEG and a TIFF, high-resolution and low-resolution, and grayscale and 16-bit color?”, and “Should I scan in-house or outsource?”